Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Explosions rock downtown neighbourhood
Witnesses speak with police about the explosions heard Wednesday night.
series of five or six loud booms rattled residents at Mary St. and Spadina Ave. just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Police moved in quickly after initial reports described someone yelling that they'd been shot. A witness was heard excitedly telling police at the scene that he saw fireworks, not gunplay.
A local on a bicycle, told The Voice the sounds were audible quite a few blocks away.
"I heard them and I was on Hazel St.," he said.
Mounties determined a short time later that it was not gunshots.
It is just speculation, but the bangs sounded less like gunshots and more like mini-mortars, which are illegal.
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